BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- At Pathfinders, we utilize a holistic approach to rehabilitation that always includes free access to medical care, i.e., we endeavour to create safe and interactive spaces wherein survivors can access one on one care from medical personnel who can address their health concerns and conduct wellness checks.
To this end, on May 18, 2022, we collaborated with a team of doctors from the Association of Resident Doctors at University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) who conducted a medical outreach for beneficiaries from our UNODC funded ‘The Anchor’ Project. The outreach included engaging sessions on child nutrition, sexual health and family planning. Screenings were conducted for blood pressure, high blood sugar, body mass index, and oral health. Finally, as part of our innovative perspective on rehabilitation, the outreach included a music therapy session which afforded survivors the opportunity to listen and dance to music to address trauma and usher in healing.
‘The Anchor’ Project is funded via a grant from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, to which we are grateful. The contents herein are those of Pathfinders Justice Initiative and do not necessarily reflect the position of UNODC.